To: Mrs. Don-o
Interpreting the “bible as you see fit” is treating the bible as subjective. Therefore, it can be interpreted in different ways by different people in different ages. That’s relativism. I think you are confusing the issue with something else.
To: Augustinian monk
See #29. I do not agree with the idea that each person can interpret Scripture for himself. That is subjective, and leads to relativism. But the Baptist view, as I understand it, is that each believer has the capacity to determine, between himself and God, what the meaning of Scripture is. They recognize no other authority.
If I am wrong (and I could be!) I will appreciate being corrected.
posted on 02/14/2014 9:45:51 AM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
(Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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